A Florist's Guide to Wedding Flowers: Tips by The Flower Guy Bron
Consider the scale and density of your florals in proportion to your venue. The height of the ceilings, square footage and architecture should play a role in your floral design choices.
1. Consider the scale and density of your florals in proportion to your venue. The height of the ceilings, square footage and architecture should play a role in your floral design choices.
2. Settle on floral designs that compliment other décor elements.
Fabulous flowers are easily overlooked when not paired with other good choices.
3. Be prepared for your consultation.
Have an overall idea of what you like and equally important, know what you don’t like. The worst thing you can do is show up without any vision.
4. Determine what portion of your overall wedding budget is going to be allocated towards flowers.
A general rule of thumb is 20%-30% of your total budget.
5. Do your research and read reviews.
This is one of the best things about planning a wedding in this day and age. Reviews are invaluable when selecting your floral vendor.
6. Make sure that you have the same conversation with each florist you interview.
Deviations in your conversations will result in proposals that will be difficult to compare for overall value.
7. You can’t go wrong with a classic look.
Your pictures will last forever. Trust me, you will regret that random combination of aqua, chartreuse and hot pink.
8. Don’t feel obligated to provide personal flowers for people outside the wedding party.
Traditionally, parents and grandparents are appropriate recipients.
9. Read your proposal and contract carefully and make sure that these documents are a true reflection of your expectation.
There is nothing worse than an unhappy client on the day of their wedding. Scheduling a follow up meeting closer to your wedding date can eliminate any potential snags.
10. Share the joy of your flowers.
Insist that after your event the remaining blooms are donated to church, local mission, or let your guests enjoy them in their homes.